Harper Simon Offering Free Download of New Album Song
The album, produced by Tom Rothrock (Elliott Smith, Beck) is set for release on March 26th, 2013 but fans are being offered an early taste of the album in the form of "Bonnie Brae," which can be streamed and downloaded here. And here are some more details about the album:
"I see the character in the song 'Division Street' as being at a moment where life can go a couple different ways," says Simon of the title track from the new record. "I think these songs tend to be like a snapshot of a character at a pivotal moment. They could go this way or that way on the metaphorical Division Street: up or down, negative or positive, to the light or to self-destruction.
"Or they're looking back at a moment they didn't recognize as pivotal," he says, "because we rarely do."
'Division Street' is a departure for Simon: it features a sound that's much more driven by electric guitars than his alt country-flavored debut. "The mission was to make the kind of Rock 'n' Roll record I would want to listen to myself," he says. "Which sounds simple but is, in fact, incredibly difficult."